Many Fenton artists honed their
skill under Louise Piper's watchful eyes. They fondly recall her as a
demanding teacher and a talented, good-humored artist.
In 1920, young Louise watched the
German glass decorators on her way to school in Pennsylvania. Soon she
worked part-time for the Jeannette Shade and Novelty Company. For over 40
years, she decorated at plants in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania. In
1968, she started our own decorating department.
Louise retired in 1989 and passed
away in 1995. Collectors eagerly seek the decorations she designed, and
pieces with her signature are prized.